Stuff You Should Have Learned at School (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Stuff You Should Have Learned at School (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Michael Powell
     
 

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If you spent your school days in a haze and you feel like you're missing some essential bits of knowledge everyone's supposed to have, here's the perfect pocket guide to bring you up to speed! Within these pages are eminently readable — even browsable, skimmable — refreshers on:

  • Algebra, geometry, averages, numbers, angles, and ratios

Overview

If you spent your school days in a haze and you feel like you're missing some essential bits of knowledge everyone's supposed to have, here's the perfect pocket guide to bring you up to speed! Within these pages are eminently readable — even browsable, skimmable — refreshers on:

  • Algebra, geometry, averages, numbers, angles, and ratios
  • Literary terms, Shakespeare's plays, great poets, and novelist, the rudiments of spelling and grammar
  • The human body, laws of physics, theory of evolution, discovery of the atom, meaning of E=MC2, and birth of the universe
  • Major world battles, names of all the United States presidents, different types of dinosaurs, historic inventions and discoveries
  • How a volcano works, who wrote the Odyssey, why there are twelve notes in a musical scale, and much, much more!

Covering fifty basic curriculum points in seven disciplines fundamental to cultural literacy (English, mathematics, science, history, geography, the classics, and music), Stuff You Should Have Learned at School will make you the center of cocktail conversation, a whiz in the boardroom, an impressive figure to potential lovers, and a child your parents can finally boast about. (Well, at the very least it'll allow you to lay legitimate claim to a decent education).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435140189
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
3 MB

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Stuff You Should Have Learned at School 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like a quick read. And a quick read that is packed full of usefull information is a dream! Having a fine arts degree sometimes leaves me feeling like I missed some subjects in school. Especially when talking to some of my egg head friends. This book gives me a chance to keep up with those friends. Enjoy more knowledge! Greg
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too bad the other reviewers didn't pay attention to the book. The one guy spelled useful with two 'L''s. If you've got any standardized tests coming up, this book is great as a supplement to your regular studying. It is lighter and less serious, but just as informative as any exam prep guide I've used.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting and entertaining read. Great gift idea for the highschool grad too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The publisher did a great job of this book with eye appealing visuals and graphics on high quality paper. However the author did such a swift job, it was difficult to enjoy. I find the subject recaps were not articulate, and a clear, concise, coherent explanation could have been given in the same amount of book length that it was written. The mismatched title and subtitle ¿Stuff You Should Have Learned At School¿ and ¿¿Get All The Benefits of an Expensive Education In One Easy Book¿, respectively, is ironic. The information is about at the high school level and under. I am sure parents would not spend an expensive education on children if ¿having a great time and didn¿t learn anything or the kind of pupil that threw your teacher out the window¿-as the author explains for the book purpose. This is not expensive education information, but the publishing quality deemed expensive. I give this book a three star rating just for trying-in case author was given only a day to write it.